How to Be Happy…. “Real Talk”

Many people feel as if there is something missing from their lives, and despite having everything they need, they aren’t happy, aren’t content, and cannot find satisfaction.

It’s simple. Wake up Every day in Expectation of GREAT THINGS! Happiness is a personal decision. In the best of circumstances, or in the worst of circumstances, you have to be accountable to yourself for your own happiness.

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Things… are great. But things – an incredible house with a swimming pool, a wonderful spouse or significant other, beautiful children, a great life of leisure activity – do not equate to a happy life. Actually, there are times when those things can cause more headache and heartache, than happiness.

Many people feel as if there is something missing from their lives, and despite having everything they need, they aren’t happy, aren’t content, and cannot find satisfaction.

I’ve been through stages in my life like this, and I’ve also climbed out of such ruts more than once. I know it isn’t easy, but I also know that it’s possible. Looking back on these times in my life, when I overcame discontentment, I’ve realized there are three things you can do:

1. Change your attitude and perspective.

This is huge. I can’t overstate the importance of how you look at things. And I know, the power of positive thinking is a cliché in the self-help world, but that’s because it works. And, by changing your attitude, you can become happy, almost immediately. Yet, it’s a choice.

2. Take some kind of positive action.

It doesn’t matter what the action is, as long as you’re doing something positive. Start small — just take a tiny little baby step. But start.

And you know what? Taking that little baby step will feel like a victory. Then take that feeling of success and use it to take another tiny baby step. And another. And then, yet another. And so on, until you look back and you’ve actually taken a series of baby steps that add up to a whole great amount of traveling. It’s amazing how the power of little positive steps can add up over time.

3. Do something that gives you meaning.

Often we feel dissatisfied with life because while we might have a good life — at least, all the comfort and leisure we need — we might not be doing anything that feels worthwhile. It might feel meaningless. The cure: find meaning, do something meaningful.

Spend time with loved ones. Volunteer. Create something meaningful. Do something to make the lives of others better.

And you can do one of these things or all three, all at once, one at a time, or in whatever combination that best works for you. They can work alone, or together. The whole idea is to…. Just do it! 

Reasons Not Everyone Can Go Where GOD Is Taking You

GOD has certain people in place to help you get through certain seasons in life. From that point, some people might want to go farther with you… but they can’t, because GOD has not prepared them for what He has prepared you for.

GOD won’t show… or tell everybody your dreams. What He has for you… is for you. It doesn’t belong to anyone else but you. Your name is on it, because He created you for it – and it for you. You’ve prayed, and now it’s time for release… so you have to put yourself in proper position for delivery.

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GOD has certain people in place to help you get through certain seasons in life. From that point, some people might want to go farther with you… but they can’t, because GOD has not prepared them for what He has prepared you for. That’s why not everyone can go where GOD is taking you. GOD is very particular about what He does… how He does it… and who He uses to do it. Continue reading “Reasons Not Everyone Can Go Where GOD Is Taking You”

Be Bold About Your Future

No matter what your definition of success is, there are steps you can take to achieve that success. If you are patient, anything is possible!

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When you were younger… you cried at first, then, you learned how to crawl. After repeatedly falling down and crying and crawling some more, you learned how to walk. As your legs gained strength and you became more confident with the process… you eventually learned to run. As your legs got stronger, still, you probably picked up the bicycle… you might have fallen many times… got numerous bumps and bruises from running into things, but you learned to ride in spite of the pain. When that wasn’t satisfying or fast enough, you became bolder… and got in the driver’s seat of a car… and learned to hold it in the road. No matter how nervous or afraid you were… you learned to drive a car. From CRAWLING to DRIVING – YOU MADE IT! Continue reading “Be Bold About Your Future”